This application note describes cell balancing in the bq3060 SBS 1.1-Compliant Gas Gauge and Protection with CEDV. It introduces and explains the theory of what causes cell imbalances and when to perform cell balancing. It details the effects of the parameters of cell balancing in the bq3060 device through examples, and shows how to set up these parameters in the data flash for a particular application to optimize the battery life.